Higher Mixed Alcohol Fuel
- Water-, oil-, and coal-soluble, biodegradable alcohol fuel formula
- 109-138 octane, depending on fuel blend
- Continuous 24×7 gas-to-liquid fuel synthesis, near zero process emissions
- Blends with gasoline, diesel and coal to increase combustion efficiency
- U.S. EPA registration approved for blending and use in gasoline and diesel engines
- Use blended at 10-30% (gasoline engines) or up to 95% in flex-fuel vehicles
- Use blended at 5-6% (diesel engines) for no black smoke and increased mileage
- Dramatically reduces tailpipe and smokestack emissions
- No engine modifications required for use in cars, trucks, ships, trains, planes, etc.
- Produced from all types of solid, liquid and gaseous carbon feedstocks
- Does not require planting, watering, harvesting and fermenting food crops
Specialty Biochemical Alcohols
- Clean, isotopically correct alcohols
- Inexpensive to produce
- Food grade
- Produced with renewable feedstocks
- 100% supply chain transparency
Higher mixed alcohol synthesis technology converts trash, garbage, biomass and fossil feedstocks into finished, market-ready alcohols in two steps:
1. Syngas Production:
Gasification of Solid and Liquid Wastes, Biomass, Coal, Petroleum Coke
Gasification is a thermal conversion process that cleanly converts solid and liquid carbonaceous materials (feedstocks) into carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) syngas by reacting raw material at high temperature with a controlled, reduced amount of oxygen and/or steam.
Steam Reformation of Natural Gas (Methane) and CO2
Steam Reformation converts any form of methane/natgas or methane and CO2 into carbon monoxide and hydrogen syngas.
2. Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Fuel Catalysis:
Syngas derived from either of the above front-end methods is then processed through a fixed-bed GTL reactor to produce biodegradable, water-, oil-, and coal-soluble alcohols. The blended fuel formula can then be sent directly to fuel markets, or separated (fractionated) into its constituent alcohols for producing a wide variety of value-added products for the biochemicals industry.
Note: Gasification of solid and liquid feedstocks presents the broadest range of low-cost feedstocks and project siting options, as well as incentives for use of renewable feedstocks. However, conversion of methane/natgas and CO2 gases is the simplest conversion pathway, and therefore most efficient and profitable method, for producing this vehicle-ready fuel, as well as biochemical alcohols.